July 11, 2022

U.S. Government Donates 33,600 Doses of Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine to Bhutan

As part of President Biden’s commitment to donate COVID-19 vaccine doses to countries around the world, the U.S. government has delivered 33,600 doses of the Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine to Bhutan, in partnership with COVAX and the Bhutan Foundation.

July 6, 2022

Nebraska Guard Assists SPP Partner Rwanda in Joint Mission

Airmen from the 155th Air Refueling Wing’s medical group participated in Justified Accord 2022, a joint medical engineer mission with the Rwanda Defence Force at Gako Military Academy, Rwanda.

July 6, 2022

Pa. adjutant general meets with president of SPP partner Lithuania

Pennsylvania Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Mark Schindler met with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda during Nauseda's visit to Philadelphia July 2.

June 29, 2022

Minnesota National Guard, Croatia Collaborate via State Partnership Program

This mission was part of the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program. The program pairs states with nations worldwide, including the Minnesota National Guard and Croatian Armed Forces, beginning 26 years ago

June 14, 2022

Army South hosts PANAMAX 2022 Planning in Crisis exercise

U.S. Army South hosted component planners and military representatives from seven Caribbean and South American countries for PANAMAX 2022 Planning in Crisis training in San Antonio from June 6-10, 2022.

June 14, 2022

VNG Soldiers conduct mountain warfare, tactical planning exchanges in Tajikistan

Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Bowling Green-based 91st Cyber Brigade conducted a mountain warfare exchange and an advanced tactical planning exchange with soldiers from the Republic of Tajikistan May 16 - 20, 2022, in Romit, Tajikistan. 

June 13, 2022

New Hampshire National Guard, Cabo Verde Build Emerging Partnership

The New Hampshire National Guard hosted a delegation from the Republic of Cabo Verde for a State Partnership Program workshop June 8-10.

June 6, 2022

Washington National Guard, Malaysia Conduct Joint Exercise

The eighth annual Bersama Warrior exercise began June 6 with a ceremony presided over by First Admiral Baharudin bin Wan Md Nor, Malaysian Armed Forces Joint Force Headquarters deputy assistant chief of staff for the J3, and Brig. Gen. Bryan Grenon, commander of the Land Component Command for the Joint Force Headquarters, Washington National Guard.

June 6, 2022

New Hampshire National Guard, El Salvador Build on SPP Relationship

After two years of sporadic correspondence, it only took a few minutes of face time for New Hampshire Adjutant Gen. David Mikolaities and Salvadoran Defense Minister René Merino to reaffirm their commitment to the State Partnership Program.

June 4, 2022

Pa. National Guard senior leaders visit Lithuania

Pennsylvania National Guard senior leaders visited Lithuania recently to meet with Lithuanian military leaders and visit Pennsylvania National Guard members who were deployed there.

June 2, 2022

Guard, Royal Thai Army take part in Stryker Leaders' Course

Through 20 years of partnership, the Washington National Guard and the Royal Thai Armed Forces have shared knowledge and best practices on many topics. The latest exchange was the first of its kind for the two nations

June 1, 2022

Advanced Rocket Launcher System Heads to Ukraine

As part of the latest presidential drawdown package for Ukraine — this one worth $700 million dollars — the Defense Department has included four M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS. 

June 1, 2022

Qatar Partners with USACE Transatlantic Division to Strengthen the Qatar Emiri Corps of Engineers

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been Building Strong across the Middle East for nearly 70 years, partnering with allied nations to build civil and defense infrastructure in a dynamic, challenging construction environment. These partnerships and the projects they execute are not just necessary for our success - but also for the success of our nation’s global priorities and our allied mission partners’ continued security and stability. The State of Qatar, one of our allied partners, is moving full speed ahead to make that a reality with its own Corps of Engineers nested within the Qatari Land Forces.

May 31, 2022

Kentucky National Guard participates in Tradewinds 22

Kentucky National Guard Soldiers traveled out of the country to support Operation Tradewinds 22 in Belize between Aug. 29 through May 25, 2022. Almost 40 Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment (HHD), 75th Troop Command, including six support Soldiers from other units, set up brigade level operations to support 1,802 servicemembers from 22 partner nations at the British Army Training Support Unit Belize (BATSUB) at Price Barracks.

May 24, 2022

U.S. Donates Vehicles to Support Republic of Fiji Military Forces’ Peacekeeping Efforts

Yesterday the U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Tony Greubel donated four vehicles worth approximately FJ$487,000 (US $224,000) to the Government of Fiji in a handover ceremony at the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Queen Elizabeth Barracks. Chargé d’affaires Greubel said, “The United States is proud of the partnership that we have built with

May 24, 2022

U.S. Donates Vehicles to Support Republic of Fiji Military Forces’ Peacekeeping Efforts

Yesterday the U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Tony Greubel donated four vehicles worth approximately FJ$487,000 (US $224,000) to the Government of Fiji in a handover ceremony at the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Queen Elizabeth Barracks.

May 23, 2022

U.S. Defense Leaders Pleased by Progress of Ukraine Contact Group

In just over a month, the Ukraine Defense Contact Group has proven its worth with donations and deliveries to the embattled country, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said.

May 20, 2022

206th Digital Liaison Detachment ensures training with U.S.-South Korea command a success

The 206th Digital Liaison Detachment (DLD) expanded the liaison capacity of the 2501st DLD in Combined Command Post Training (CCPT) 22.1, an U.S.–Republic of Korea (ROK) exercise from 10-29 April.

May 10, 2022

Army Reserve unit sets sights on Defender Europe 22

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 793rd Movement Control Team will put their training to the test during DEFENDER-Europe 22’s Army Pre-Positioned Stocks-2 (APS-2) draw in Tapa, Estonia, beginning April 20.

May 10, 2022

Vermont Guard to support training exercise Swift Response 22

More than 120 Vermont Army National Guard Soldiers will participate in training exercise Swift Response 22 in North Macedonia from May 11 to 17. Exercise Swift Response is an annual U.S. Army Europe and Africa multinational training exercise that takes place this year in Eastern Europe, the Arctic High North, Baltics, and Balkans from May 2-24.

May 9, 2022

More Chances to Participate in Exercises Will Enhance National Guard, Chief Says

The National Guard's State Partnership Program doesn't just benefit the partner nations involved — it benefits greatly the U.S. servicemen and women who participate as well, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said.

April 29, 2022

U.S. Troops Train Ukrainians in Germany

U.S. service members in Germany have begun training Ukrainian soldiers on key systems being used to defend Ukraine against the Russian invasion, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

April 20, 2022

Poland Will Increase Defense Spending

During a meeting with Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at the Pentagon, Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said his country will increase its defense spending to 3% of gross domestic product.

April 10, 2022

Austin Thanks Ukrainian Force Trained in U.S. Returning to Ukraine

The secretary of defense thanked the troops for their service and for their courage, noting the skill with which the Ukrainian armed forces are fighting to defend their nation from Russia's unprovoked invasion, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said. 

April 7, 2022

Poland to purchase Abrams tanks from U.S.

In a signing ceremony April 5 in Wesola, Poland, Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak confirmed his country's intent to purchase 250 Abrams tanks and other equipment from the United States.